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My mother was badly sunburnt two to three weeks ago, to an

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My mother was badly sunburnt two to three weeks ago, to an almost purple colour burn across her back and shoulders, the sunburn has peeled and the redness has almost gone now, however, she has extreme itching of her left shoulder, and redness and itching of her right arm, she also describes her arm as feeling "swollen on the inside". I feel her arm is a little puffy. Does she need to seek medical care urgently? I am worried about the possibility of compartment syndrome? Or perhaps an unrelated clot. There is a history of DVT within her family

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 4 years ago.


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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from ja
Yes this needs exam today.

It might be unrelated
A disc problem in the neck
Ciculatory problem

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